Mark Jensen is a financial economist and policy adviser on the financial markets team in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Dr. Jensen concentrates his research on estimating diffusion models of stock prices using stock and option price data and designing estimators of the volatility present in financial instruments. He has also been heavily involved with the Federal Reserve System's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) by participating on the risk evaluation team for retail products and validating the Federal Reserve's asset-backed security models for the Model Validation Group.
Before joining the Bank in 2005, Dr. Jensen was an associate professor in the department of economics at Brigham Young University from 2001 to 2005. He has also been an assistant professor at the University of Missouri and Southern Illinois University–Carbondale.
Dr. Jensen is an associate editor of the Journal of Empirical Finance. He is a past president and treasurer of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics and is currently a member of its executive committee. Dr. Jensen also serves on the advisory board of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for Research. He has published works in the Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Theory, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and has presented his research at a number of professional conferences and academic institutions.
Dr. Jensen earned his bachelor's degree in economics, magna cum laude, from Weber State University. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees in economics from Washington University in St. Louis.
Atlanta Fed Working Papers
Other Fed Work
Mark J. Jensen. "Stress Testing with the Help of Bayes' Theorem." Notes from the Vault (2016 February).